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Frame 232 Available Now For Just 99 Cents!

For those of you who still haven’t had the chance to read Frame 232, Wil’s bestselling novel about the last unknown figure in the Kennedy assassination (NYT, Amazon #1, Winner of the Lime Award for Excellence in Fiction), the eBook version is available now and throughout the month of November for only 99 cents!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to read one of the most intriguing suspense thriller of the decade for an incredible price. Tell your friends! Tell your family! Tell everyone!

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Mid September News Roundup

Wil was recently honored at Rutgers University by the New Jersey Center for the Book and the Library of Congress for his “…role in the advancement and support of the literary culture in the state of New Jersey.” Congratulations to him on this tremendous accolade!

Wil is also going to be a featured author at the annual conference of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) this November. During the event, he will co-chair a discussion panel along with New York Times bestselling children’s author Wendy Mass (A Mango-Shaped Space) as well as the NJASL’s 2016 Author / Illustrator of the Year, Trinka Hakes Noble.


Another Amazon # 1 !!!

Congratulations to Wil for scoring another Amazon bestseller—his most recent nonfiction title for children, If You Were a Kid in the Thirteen Colonies, published by Scholastic, has already reached the # 1 spot in its category just six days after its release! This is a particularly rare achievement for any book intended primarily for the school library markets!

Wil’s Nonfiction Title on the Kennedy Assassination Scores a Huge Review

Wil’s recent title The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, released by Scholastic Publishing last fall, received this phenomenal review from the library-industry journal Children’s Literature

“This book goes a long way toward enabling young readers to understand the impact on Americans of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Mara, in a methodical and compelling style, presents what he calls the “most plausible version” of the day, as well as what transpired later. In five chapters, further divided by engaging subheads (“Profile of a Killer,” “Not One Death, But Two,” “Acquisition of the Murder Weapon”), Mara recreates the event with tension and immediacy by relying on abundant historical photos, quotes from interviews, and details from police reports and newspaper accounts. Sidebars convey interesting information without breaking into the narrative structure. In an early chapter, young readers follow the entire day of the assassination, beginning in the pre-dawn hours at the home of Lee Harvey Oswald, moving toward the shots fired into the open convertible of President Kennedy, and, finally, the swearing in of Lyndon Johnson as the new president. Later, readers learn how Jack Ruby, just two days later on live television, shot and killed Oswald, leaving a host of questions unanswered. In what Mara calls “The Ultimate Whodunit,” he presents a full discussion of the many conspiracy theories that have been debated for years and are still unresolved today. Back matter will assist the young researcher who wishes to learn more about this historic event. Included are chapter notes, references for further research (books, DVDs, and websites), and a full bibliography of books, articles, and interviews. This highly readable, thorough, fair-handed presentation of the Kennedy assassination is an excellent addition to the classroom or home library.”